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Jax Truckee Diner

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10144 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161-0319
530-550-7450
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
old school diner food

very easy and comforting. Turkey sandwich with gravy, mashed and cranberries. My go to. Also crab cakes are good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Randy E
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California's Wine Coast Country, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

very easy and comforting. Turkey sandwich with gravy, mashed and cranberries. My go to. Also crab cakes are good.

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Sparks, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We read really good reviews on Tripadvisor, so thought we'd try it out, as we were going to Truckee to buy lottery tickets. The only thing good about the entire place was the waitstaff. Our beer wasn't cold, neither were the glasses. My husband had calamari, which he said was tough and chewy. I had a reuben, which had at... More 

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San Diego, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We usually eat one meal here whenever we visit Lake Tahoe. We have here breakfast, lunch and dinner and find the food has always been really great. The restaurant is located just on the south side of the railroad tracks in a restaurant building what you would picture a diner to look like. My wife had one of their specialities,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The menu is varied and the food is very good. We liked being able to order sliders individually. The milk shakes are not to be missed. Service could be better.

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Coto de Caza, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A delightful stop in Truckee. A clean, efficient and organized diner for good old american diner food. The menu is varied enough to please everyone.

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Truckee, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Jax has the best breakfast in town by far. Service can be a little slow at times particularly on the weekends, if you're in a rush or famished ask to order right when you're seated otherwise it might be a few.

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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We came here for breakfast before we went skiing. Service was great. Breakfast was huge portions which was great since we were skiing all day. Nice location in Truckee.Its always fun to see a little history as well as food network restaurants which my nephew loved. We will definitely be stopping here next time we're up to ski in the... More 

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Coto de Caza, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Stopped here for lunch on our way up to Lake Tahoe. We didn't realize it had been featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" until we sat down. Food was good - but nothing amazing. Service was good and staff was friendly.

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stopped by for brunch, and it was a really pleasant surprise. We're all vegetarians and they had a number of choices on the menu. I asked for a breakfast burrito and they gave me a vegetarian version which was really, really "grande". Shared NY style cheese cake at the end. Server was very friendly and accommodating. Service was a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were hungry and the there was hardly anything open in town. We were unaware that they were featured in Dinners, Drive-ins and Dives by the Food Network until we arrived at their door. We arrived two hours before midnight on New Year's Eve. They were one hour from closing its doors to celebrate the New Year, but they treated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10144 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161-0319
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: 530-550-7450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 8
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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